Faculty

The IWU Recreation Management faculty members are committed to engaging you with a thorough background and history of the recreation field. Current recreation topics and issues are presented throughout the program to help prepare you for entrance into the broad marketplace. The strength of the IWU faculty is in their balance between credentials, academic preparation, and breadth of expertise.

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Michael Fratzke; MEd, EdD Professor; Physical Education | Chair; Div of Health and Human Perf mike.fratzke@indwes.edu Department - Physical Education Division - Health & Human Performance

Biography

Dr. Fratzke grew up in Minnesota and worked in the family business. He was active during his high school days in band, choir, and athletics. He met his wife in Longview, Texas, and they have two married daughters who are IWU grads. Fratzke has coached at the collegiate level and has been an academic dean. He currently enjoys teaching and serving as division chair. His spare time goes to his four grandsons.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1972, LeTourneau University
  • M.Ed., 1973, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Ed.D., 1978, Texas A&M University - Commerce

Interests

Dr. Fratzke has interests in administration, sport, history, skill acquisition, fitness, Olympics, and international events. While he is a generalist in training, he has a variety of interests. In his present status he will be able to focus on administrating a division and teaching in the various majors in Health and Human Performance.

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